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The North West Fund's investments have topped £100m across Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.

Cheshire-based law firm Aaron & Partners has been granted alternative business structure (ABS) status.

Business owners in Lancashire are being urged to apply for funding that could help them to grow their companies.

Over half of employers believe their staff's work-life balance has suffered because of the recession, according to a poll.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners will get a chance to pitch business ideas to seven leading business figures when Peckforton Castle in Cheshire turns into its own version of the Dragons' Den.

Residential property company homes4u has acquired rival firm Chesters for an undisclosed sum.

Cheshire-based specialist sports retailer Barrington Sports has moved its banking to HSBC Commercial Banking in the North West.

Cheshire-based Marine Systems Technology, which creates lightweight composites and fire protection materials, has been bought by an American company for an undisclosed sum.

Tyres on the Drive has secured £340,000 of investment to expand in to new areas.

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.